Ancient & Heritage Wheats

The Heritage Grain Conservancy is a farmer-owned cooperative to collect, conserve and restore delicious world heritage grains on the verge of extinction. Our varieties are available in small amounts to multiply and restore. The seeds are offered to you with hope that you will become a new biodiversity center in your own community. We are here to support this in all ways since we have many more rare landrace that are not listed. Like Gandhi's Salt Walk, if small-scale farmers and gardeners work together to restore biodiversity, we can create a viable alternative to the global grain corporate monolith.

Plant each heritage wheat seed 12" apart to grow-out & select. Plant 8" or more apart for field production.

Contact Eli: to order directly.


Caucasus Rouge

'Tsiteli Doli' in its ancestral Caucasus homeland


exceptional beauty & flavor

Resistant to drought and disease.

Collected by Eli Rogosa in Akhaltski, Georgia

$25 per oz









Breeder population by Eli Rogosa (Ukrainka x Bankuti) robust, high yielding, excellent baking quality and adaptability.


$25 - 1 oz















Rouge de Bordeaux

winter wheat beloved by French artisan bakers, rich flavor.


$25 - 1/ oz


















most climate-resilient in all our trial!! Oldest hulled Caucasus Mountain Bread Wheat

$25 - 1 oz















T. monococcum

Einkorn was eaten in Gobekli Tepi for sacred ceremonies. Brought by Abraham and Sarah to the Land of Israel. Delicate gluten, makes delicious breads, safer for people with gluten sensitivity.

Not safe for Celiacs

$25 - 1 oz












Red Fife

Know as Halachanka in its homeland of Galicia, Poland. In 1850 Canadian David Fife planted Halychanka. It became known as Red Fife, the bakers' favorite from 1860 to the turn of the twentieth century.

$25 - 1 oz







Black Winter Emmer


Majestic Black Winter Emmer thrives in drought or heavy rain. Savor in soup, breakfast cereal, flatbreads and pasta. 1 cup = 24g protein. Recipes

Collectd in Carpathian Mountains by Geza Kovacs, Hungarian Genebank $25 - 1 oz



Ethiopian Purple Wheat

Rich in antioxidant antianthocyanins, makes favorful purple-hued breads

$25 - 1/2 oz











Hourani Biblical Wheat


This ancient wheat variety was discovered in the Masada Fortress by Yigal Yadin, translator of the Dead Sea Scroll, stored 2,000 years ago by King Herod. This is the wheat eaten by ancient Israelis but today is almost extinct. Collected by Nikolai Vavilov in 1926. and collected by Eli Rogosa in Wadi Fukin near Bethlehem


Hourani - ancient biblical wheat eaten 2000 years ago in Jerusalem

$25 - 1 oz




Ancient Grain Posters

 Heritage Wheat

 Wheat Biodiversity

 Ancient Wheat


 Seder Zariim L'Zemananu

The Way of Seed for Our Times

ancient teachings of blessings and seed in the first volume of the Mishnah - 30 pages pdf

 Seed Stewards

Seed-Saving Activity Guidebook

grade-by-grade hands-on seed science

- 41 pages-pdf


All photos and text copyright by Eli Rogosa and may not be copied, used or adapted without written permission.

Restoring Our Seed

New England Seed Conference